October 1911 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 1 United Dutch Diamond workers get 8-hr day
  • Oct 4 1st escalator installed on the London Underground at Earl's Court Station
  • Oct 5 Italian troops occupy Tripoli
  • Oct 6 Beatrix van Rijk becomes 1st licensed Dutch woman pilot
  • Oct 10 Sun Yat-sen's revolutionaries overthrow Manchus (Taiwan National Day)
  • Oct 10 The KCR East Rail commences service between Kowloon and Canton.

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Oct 10 Robert Borden becomes the 8th Prime Minister of Canada

8th Prime Minister of Canada Robert Borden
8th Prime Minister of Canada
Robert Borden
  • Oct 19 Royal Mint in London sends dies for Canadian $1 coin to Ottawa Branch
  • Oct 20 Helen Hayes Theater (Folies Bergere) opens at 210 W 46th St NYC

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Oct 20 Norwegian Roald Amundsen sets out a race to the South Pole

Polar Explorer Roald Amundsen
Polar Explorer
Roald Amundsen
  • Oct 21 RS Hichens & M Hudsons "Garden of Allah" premieres in NYC

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Oct 24 Captain Robert Falcon Scott's expedition leaves Cape Evans for South Pole

Polar Explorer Robert Scott
Polar Explorer
Robert Scott

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Oct 24 Orville Wright remained in the air 9 minutes and 45 seconds in a glider at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina setting a new world record that stood for 10 years.

  • Oct 25 London's last horse drawn omnibus made its way from London Bridge Station to Moorgate
  • Oct 28 Bill Dobbie of Calgary Tigers kicks 10 singles in a game
  • Oct 30 Clark Griffith is named manager of Wash Senators

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 1 Edward P Boland, (Rep-D-MA, 1953- )
  • Oct 2 Stuart Rose, designer (British Post Office)
  • Oct 2 Jack Finney, American author (d. 1995)
  • Oct 9 Joe Rosenthal, American photographer (d. 2006)
  • Oct 12 Louis M de Guiringaud, French foreign minister (1976-78)
  • Oct 14 Lê Ðức Thọ, Vietnamese revolutionary general, politician and negotiator in Paris (1975)
  • Oct 15 James H[enry] Schmitz, Germany, sci-fi author (Lion Game)
  • Oct 19 Hilde Spiel, Austrian writer, born in Vienna (d. 1990)
  • Oct 24 Clarence M Kelley, FBI head
  • Oct 24 Paul Grégoire, French Canadian archbishop of Montreal (d. 1993)
  • Oct 24 Nathaniel Wyeth, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, USA, American chemist and inventor (created PET plastic beverage bottle)
  • Oct 26 Sorley MacLean Somhairle MacChaluim, poet
  • Oct 29 Phillip Jack Oppenheimer, diamond trader

Deaths in History

  • Oct 1 Wilhelm Dilthey, Germ philosopher (Das Leben Schleiermans), dies at 77
  • Oct 7 John Hughlings Jackson, English neurologist (b. 1835)
  • Oct 14 John Marshall Harlan, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1833)
  • Oct 29 Joseph Pulitzer, American newspaperman, dies in Charleston, SC